First Year Textbook Reservation

 Welcome 1st Year Students!

We love helping students at the Co-op Bookstore.  Textbook Reservations is now open. Submit your online Textbook Reservation form here.


1st Year Student Textbook Reservations are available for pick-up during the first 3 days of Orientation Week, starting with move-in day on campus. Get settled into your new dwelling & then come on down to see us. We'll be specially open for reservation pick-up on the following days:

Sat,  Aug 31st    10 am - 5 pm

Sun, Sept 1st   Noon - 4 pm

Mon, Sept 2nd  10 am - 4 pm

You'll find us in the basement level of Johnston Hall (residence building with the clock tower, facing Johnston Green).

Please note that on the Saturday & Sunday, the Bookstore is closed to everyone except 1st Year Students, making those days the better ones to get your books. After those days, the Co-op Bookstore is open for regular business which means that there will be longer line-ups. So do your best to come in on Saturday or Sunday. By placing a pre-order, you've eliminated the need to stand in line, so if you do come on Monday, introduce yourself to the hall monitor as a Pre-order customer and they will direct you straight into the store.

When you come into the store, simply identify yourself as a pre-order customer & we'll grab your order for you. We'll then review it with you, explain what is required or recommended, what's new and used, and any other questions you might have. It's a great idea to bring in a copy of your course schedule so we can verify that there were no mistakes made in course codes and section numbers.

Any Pre-Orders not picked up by the end of Monday, September 3rd at 5pm will be reshelved for other students. Should exceptional circumstances prevent you from being able to pick-up your order on those days, give us a call & we'll try to make alternative arrangements.


Order now & pay later. Don't pay a dime 'til the end of summer time! Don't pay for your order until you pick it up on Labour Day weekend! This will allow you to review the materials we've collected for you and to ensure that you like the condition of any of your used textbooks. Once you're happy with your order the Co-op Bookstore accepts payment of Cash, Debit/Interac, VISA, MasterCard, Co-op Account Card and personal cheques - with i.d. We cannot accept the U of G Textbook Plan.

A note about credit cards:

Should your parent like to authorize the use of their card for your books, please have them contact our Bookstore Manager, Debra McKay, in advance of your arrival to make these arrangements. 

For their convenience, they can use our toll free phone number 1-800-869-2773.

Co-op membership has its benefits:

  1. We’re by students, for students  & we provide the best possible prices on your textbooks. Co-op members get a 5% member discount at the Co-op Bookstore .
  2. Our cashiers will be able to explain all the benefits of Co-op membership to you, and apply the $15 membership fee and immediate discount to your purchase should you choose to join the Co-op.

Note to Parents of New Students We know that you may have a number of questions regarding the textbook requirements for your student. Please click here for helpful information on the Co-op Bookstore and our benefits and policies.

Frequently Asked Questions by 1st Year Students: